THE KILLER PASS.
Things are constantly changing in the world of football and the concepts are also changing as we go along. The one thing that remains constant are the technical skills the players need to master to play the game.
One of those technical skills is the ability to pass the ball. Not only does it help your team move the ball towards the opposition goal in an effective and efficient way, it is also vital to maintain possession.
However, the ultimate objective of the game is to score more goals than the opposition and in terms of this single factor, nothing is more effective than a Defence-Splitting Through Pass!
This week, we look at a game that teaches your players to use this simple passing concept all over the pitch, to create scoring chances!
THE MAN IN THE MIRROR - PART ONE.
Coaching is a privilege that allows people to be a part of the game after they are past their playing prime. The most interesting thing about coaching is that it isn’t just for those who have played the game at a certain level, but for anyone who loves to think about the game.
However, there are very few who are able to master the art of coaching the game, and we don’t just mean teaching technical and tactical aspects.
Keith Scarlett, in a path-breaking ten-part series, talks to us about the need for Constant Introspection and what it takes to be the kind of coach who values player development over all else!
A SIMPLE GAME.
Everywhere you look in football, you see people who are trying to stand out of the crowd. Players are trying to play better every single day, coaches are trying to win more games, journalists are trying to write more in-depth articles and clubs & administrators are trying to become bigger and more profitable each day.
However, in this quest for superiority, there are a large number of individuals who end up getting into positions where they try to complicate matters without really adding any value.
We are talking about those who take the Simple Game of Football and try to project themselves as God’s gift to the sport. They could be coaches, players, publications, journalists, clubs and even fans – basically, anyone who is involved with the sport and loves to put themselves on a pedestal.
This is about showing you the reality of what football really is!
THE MAN IN THE MIRROR - PART TWO.
In this, the second of his ten-part series on coaching the game of football with the right approach, Keith Scarlett shares his views on one of the most important drawbacks a coach has – their ability to stay in a State of Denial!
This, however, is not limited to coaches simply because when a coach is living in such a state, they are subconsciously passing it onto their players. By not letting players realize their true potential, we are hurting their careers.
We’ll be back next week with a new set of articles from Keith but this week, he hopes to give coaches the kind of insight they need to introduce into their coaching methods to eliminate denial!
PLAY OUT OF THE BACK.
Gone are the days when football was played with a direct approach and balls were booted out of the back. Defenders need to be more capable in terms of maintaining possession, especially when under pressure.
This game deals with training your players to Pass the Ball Out of Defence, a key skill required to put pressure on the opposition without relying on chance or luck.